Stephen Groening

Associate Professor
Associate Chair, Cinema and Media Studies
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PDL B515
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Ph.D., Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society, University of Minnesota, 2008

I am currently working on book project regarding television’s influence on postwar cultural theory and philosophy. I have recently published on memes and digital activism, meteorology as a way of conceptualizing media studies, aesthetics of the banal in internet culture, and teaching local television history. 

At the University of Washington, I teach courses on digital social media, television theory and history, the cinema of paranoia, media aesthetics, the history of media technologies, media infrastructure, and the theories of media.

I am the author of Cinema Beyond Territory: Inflight Entertainment and Atmospheres of Globalization, which traces the history of cinema in airplanes and argues that cinema and aviation work in concert as instruments of globalization. In previous years, my publications include articles on cinematic exhibition, workplace training films, mobile media, and the confluence of transportation and entertainment technologies in academic journals across disciplines of film studies, media studies, and the history of technology. 


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